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Shady Grove

UMBC-Shady Grove students can receive a UMBC campus card and/or a USG campus ID. Each serves a unique purpose and aid in the student’s ability to access resources at UMBC-Shady Grove.

To receive your USG ID, please visit the USG Student Services office on the first floor of Building III.

The UMBC Campus Card can be obtained by following the electronic submission guidelines below. Additionally, Shady Grove students may come to the UMBC Campus Card Center to have your card produced.

Requests are submitted electronically and campus cards will be delivered to the Shady Grove campus at the beginning of every semester. Requests must be received by the last day of the add/drop period.

Students will receive an e-mail when your UMBC Campus Card is ready for pick-up at USG. You will be required to present an acceptable form of government-issued photo identification (e.g. driver’s license, passport, or military ID).

Click here to submit your photo
  • Select ‘Navigate’ from the sidebar menu
  • Click on ‘Photo Upload’

    You will be asked to read the Terms and Conditions of the campus card prior to accessing the upload form. After agreeing, review the photo guidelines and complete the photo upload form. Once finished, click submit. Only one photo may be submitted. Please allow 1-3 business days for photo processing. You will be notified via email when your photo has been approved or rejected. Please contact the UMBC Campus Card Center at 443-612-2273 with any questions or concerns regarding the upload process.

    Photo Guidelines
  • Your photo must be submitted prior to the last day to register for courses in your first semester at UMBC-Shady Grove.
  • Photo submission must come from your UMBC email address.
  • It is suggested that the image be at least 15 KB and no larger than 1 MB.
  • The image resolution must be at least 300 x 300 pixels (2” x 2”).
  • You may only submit JPEG (.jpg) images.
  • This picture is for identification purposes. The picture must clearly identify your person (no hats, sunglasses, jewelry or garments that obstruct a clear view of the face).
  • You must be looking directly at the camera. Profile images are not accepted.
  • The photo must be in color.
  • No red eye, flash reflections on glasses or contacts are acceptable.
  • The background must be light in color (white or off-white only). There must be good contrast between the image and the background.
  • There should be a space between the top of the head and the edge of the photo.
  • For any questions regarding ID processes for Shady Grove students should be directed to Caitlin Scheidegger at